Ecuador: Vicepresident and WFP Sign Agreement
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Published on 1 November 2011

WFP signs agreement with Ecuadorian Vicepresident to assist persons with disabilities

Vicepresident of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, greets WFP Representative, Deborah Hines, at the start of the signing ceremony. (Copyright: WFP/Gabriela Malo)

Vicepresident Lenin Moreno leads government iniatiatives to improve the conditions of poor Ecuadorians living with disabilities. Through this agreement, WFP will assist this vulnerable group with sustainable family gardens, nutrition workshops for improving their daily meals and the distribution of food rations.

During the ceremony, Vicepresident Lenin Moreno underscored the importance of WFP's contribution to the government's social project, especially its support to the work of the Misión Solidaria Manuela Espejo and the Joaquin Gallegos Lara Project.

Meanwhile, WFP Representative Deborah Hines pointed out that WFP and the Government of Ecuador share the common mission of assisting the most vulnerable groups to improve their living conditions and opportunities to live with dignity.

The agreement signed by Vicepresident Moreno and WFP aims at improving the nutrition of people living with disabilities and their families.This pilot project will distribute food rations --made up of locally produced products--for the next three months among people with disabilities in the provinces of Carchi, Sucumbios and Imbabura.